Recording the Swash Channel Wreck using high resolution photo mosaics

Author(s): Thomas Cousins; Danni Seliger

Year: 2013


The site of the Swash Channel Wreck is that of a large armed merchant ship wrecked in the approached to Poole Harbour on the South Coast of England. The site consists of the almost entire port side of the originating vessels including the bow and stern castles. During 2010 – 2012 the site was subject to an English Heritage funded rescue excavation. The size and nature of the site is such that a recording in a traditional manner would have been prohibitively expensive and an alternative approach was required. This paper will discuss the methodological approach used in the recording and creation of a large area high resolution multi layered photo mosaic of the site in medium range visibility water.

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Recording the Swash Channel Wreck using high resolution photo mosaics. Thomas Cousins, Danni Seliger. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Leicester, England, U.K. 2013 ( tDAR id: 428317)


Photomosaic Shipwreck Swash

Geographic Keywords
United Kingdom Western Europe

Temporal Keywords
Post Medieval

Spatial Coverage

min long: -8.158; min lat: 49.955 ; max long: 1.749; max lat: 60.722 ;

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 599